Russia amasses heavy military equipment in Ukraine


War in the Donbas

The press centre of the antiterrorist operation has confirmed reports about tanks of the Russian terrorist troops massing near the town of Shchastia in Luhansk Oblast.  According to press secretary of the antiterrorist operation HQ, Vladyslav Seleznyov, combat vehicles are not being used yet, 5 Kanal TV reported at 8am Kyiv time on 5 Kanal TV on 28 September.

Earlier, the movement of enemy hardware towards Shchastya was reported by the head of the Luhansk state regional administration, Hennadiy Moskal.

Seleznyov said by phone: “Information as to militant armoured vehicles massing near the population centre of Shchastya has been confirmed. According to our information, around 10 militant tanks are there. They remain static, do not move, and the intended use of this equipment is currently unknown. We are closely observing all movements of this militant equipment in order to understand how to react to them.”Additionally,  the Russian Federation concentrates military equipment on the territory of annexed Crimea near the border with the Kherson Oblast. According to speaker of the National Security and Defense Council Andrii Lysenko as per Ukrainska Pravda, border guards reported movement of Russian military equipment and strengthening of Russian military positions. “A train consisting of 30 platforms with military equipment arrived to Dzhankoi (Crimea) from Kerch. The platforms transported around 30 IFVs and 9 airborne infantry fighting vehicles (BMDs). There were some trucks as well,” Lysenko said. According to Lysenko, the Armed Forces of Russian Federation continue redeployment in the north of the Crimean peninsula. In particular, a field tent camp, hosting up to 300 representatives of Russian Armed Forces, was built in the vicinity of Chonhar checkpoint.

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